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Panera Bread asks customers to voluntarily leave guns out of cafes

MILWAUKEE-Despite Wisconsin law allowing for concealed carry permits for handguns, Panera Breads is asking customers at all of its locations, including Wisconsin, to not bring in guns to its cafes.


The company in announcing the policy said it wanted its unarmed patrons to feel comfortable.


The one exception to carrying would be for a law enforcement.


A gun safety group called \"Moms Demand Action\" confirms it worked with Panera to come up with the policy.


Panera CEO Ron Shaich said the company recognizes everyone's rights.


\"But we also recognize that we are building communities in our cafes and are where people come to catch a breath.\"


Panera says it will follow state and local laws and won't require employees to enforce the policy or post no gun signs.

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